I recently purchased some lovely ametrine faceting rough (17-20 ct.
pieces). My intention is to use these pieces as they are, unfaceted;
however, I want to give them a high polish. Eventually I might be
interested in doing some serious faceting and polishing, but I’m not
there yet, so I do not have appropriate equipment or materials (and
for that matter, I don’t know jack about it). I’m also not interested
in tumbling these pieces; I want to preserve the angles and edges.
What I’d like to know is can I use a Dremel tool to do this, and what
bits and grits, etc. would I need, and how would I proceed? Can
anyone out there in Orchidland enlighten me? (We’re talkin’ resident
dummy here, so please talk down to me.)
Thanx, so much, for any help anyone can provide.
Note From Ganoksin Staff:
Looking for a multi functional tool for your jewelry projects? We recommend:
- Reading our guide to the Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Review for jewelry work here
- Searching for more discussions about Dremel tools here on the Orchid forum